Thursday, June 21

The Dreaded NCLEX

Well this is just going to be a short blurb since I've told pretty much the whole world now...


The good ole state of Texas recognized me as the newest RN on June 19th. So the results are in and official. I am now writing to y'all as Lindsay A. Frye, RN, BSN.

I've been working for that moment for the past four years. I can't believe it has come and gone. Now, the REAL moment of the first day of work as an RN is to come. I start July 9th. Please keep me in your prayers as I learn the ropes of a new hospital system and a new unit. I've already blogged on my work before but it's getting so close now! I can't believe it.

I'm ready for this job. God has called me to be a nurse and God definitely called me to work at Texas Health HEB.  I feel so blessed to be given this opprotunity in life!

Thank y'all ahead of time for your prayers. Much love,

Once You're a Celebrity...

Brad Paisley once sang, "'Cause when you're a celebrity, its adios reality, you can act just like a fool, people think you're cool, no matter what you do, just cause your on tv..."

This is what has happened to my delightful husband. He is and has been on cloud nine since last Tuesday, July 12. I'm sure most of you (our friends and family) have heard or seen the tv clip of my Jordan catching Josh Hamilton's BAT at the Ranger's game!

I thought it would be necessary to have a post on this so that we could remember it forever... actually I don't think he'll need help for that.

Yes, it is a cool thing. It's actually an amazing thing. Not sure how he did it and he's not really sure either but he did. Josh took a big ole swing and the bat went a flying right over to the Frye family. I, of course, wasn't as this game. I had my NCLEX the next morning to worry about. Jordan and his family were there in their season ticket seats... and the miraculous thing occurred. Jordan had to wake me up when he got home from the game to tell me he made ESPN Top 10 plays even though I had to get up in a few hours to take my state boards.

Pretty much instantly Jordan was getting text messages from friends across the nation saying "I JUST SAW YOU ON TV!" or the most popular text "AMAZING CATCH!!" So yes, my husband thinks he is a celebrity. even tweeted "We're still trying to figure out how this fan caught Hamilton's tomahawking flying bat in the stands with 1 hand..."  Yes, he did catch it with one hand. He says he just kind of zoned in on the bat. Everyone else was ducking away but then there is Jordan standing up, turning in, and catching the bat. So funny!
Jordan's in the red hat and blue shirt... see his hand on the bat?
He hasn't gotten off this bat-catching high he's on. He is showing everyone the video. I mean everyone. He has no filter. It's crazy! I've just been cracking up this entire week but it has been insane.

I figured I'll show you the two videos that we have...

Click on the one above and the one below!


So there you have it. I love how Tyler, Jordan's little brother, just sits there so chill with his reflective sunglasses on. My absolute favorite part is watching Greg and Sheila jump up from behind Jordan has he makes the catch, I think you can see that in the first video. The whole family was thrilled!

Needless to say, this has been a bigger event in our household than me passing the NCLEX and becoming an RN. Priorities? Not sure. The family says its cause they didn't have ANY doubts what so ever about me passing, so it wasn't too exciting. Oh such love. ;)

We'll be getting a special case made for Josh's bat that will include the signed ball that he tossed to Jordan as well. We were always Rangers fans but this little event cemented us in for good. Never changing!

Thank y'all for sharing in this silly little event of our lives. We've had great fun with it!

Thursday, June 7

Crazy Summertime

I always have that mindset that summer is going to be an easy breezy, chill out all day kind of feeling but it NEVER is. Why is that? Maybe because we are to consumed with doing tasks. We purposefully busy up our schedules... Americans really don't know how to relax until we remove ourselves away like to a beautiful island in the Caribbean but even in that instance, we tend to fill that time up with excursions around the islands, snorkeling, eating about twenty pounds of food per day, and sand volleyball.

Why do we stress ourselves out? Not sure we will ever truly know why. Perhaps its because our society always has to be doing something bigger and better than the person next to us. pah.

Since Jordan and I have been back in the great ole state, we've managed to accomplish a whole lot of busyness. I'm having to look back at my Instagram pictures to remind me of things we've done!

Of course, I've rubbed a bunch of puppy dog bellies and received one million and one kisses from the darn things. That's probably been one of the highlights of being home... having those puppies around! ;)

Jordan, Jake, and I spent a Thursday morning watch the pro golfers play their first day of the Colonial golf tournament. I absolutely adore watching golf in person... :) We got to see Zach Johnson go five under for the first day. We saw a bunch of fun guys, as always. Although, I must admit one of my favorite things was discovering that my dream of having a frozen Arnold-Palmer came true.... they had them at the Colonial!

We headed out to see Joe Nichols in concert with a big ole gang of friends. We went the Frye's, Hayley, Aly, Dwyer, Caleb, and my cousin Scott and his fiance who were in town! Joe was absolutely wonderful! It was so much fun to be in the Billy Bob's atmosphere and just listen to some good ole country music with our boots on. He sang his songs like "Gimmie that girl," "Cool to be a fool," "Tequila makes her clothes fall off," "I'll wait for you" (one of Jordan and I's songs), "The Impossible,"Who are you when I'm not looking," and "size matters!" It was a whole bunch of fun!!

We then spent the rest of that first weekend lounging around the pool with family friends. I have gotten some tanning done or so says my best friends that have seen me via skype. Then Scott, Chelsey, Jordan, and I did the touristy thing around Dallas. We went to the Dallas World Aquarium which always amazes me. We headed to Dealey Plaza where JFK was shot just outside of the Texas Book Depository. We stopped by the bronze bulls of Dallas. We toured the Cowboys Stadium VIP style and did a tour of the American Airlines Center. Of course, we had to do breakfast at Ham & Eggs which serves the biggest panckaes and biscuit n' gravy you have ever seen!

We topped Chelsey and Scott's visit off their last night with a Rangers game! It was so nice to be back in that ballpark. It really makes it feel like summer!

We celebrated one of the most wonderful woman's birthday's I know. Nola Marie was honored at a tea party thrown by her daughter. It was so nice to be gathered with a bunch of inspiring women! I also attended a tea party as a shower for my friend Adrienne's wedding shower! That was delightful as well.

Jordan has made it out to the hunting lease just once... no hogs were killed but some fish were caught and released! The boys had fun being out there again. They talk about the lease ALL the time. He also has been doing a lot of golfing trying to prepare for some amateur tournaments that he is in this summer. Jordan is gone this weekend in Boca Raton at one of his best friend's, Preston, weddings.

Also, Jordan has sent out his resume to a good handful of business men and women that he knows in hopes of finding a job through excellent connections. We are just praying that the Lord provides, as He always does. We are also praying that God will lead him to the job that Jordan needs and will love!

I've spent a whole lot of time studying for my NCLEX. I take it next Wednesday... which is six days from now. I am not really nervous because I don't really get that way. However, I am still praying for peace and success going into this test! It's been four years of studying for this beast and I can't wait to have the satisfaction of writing "RN" after my name. :) I did get my diploma in the mail today, so at least I'm partially legit.

What blessings we have experienced by being reunited with friends and family for the summer. Jordan and I are looking forward to all that is to come still. Maybe there will be a couple days of relaxation after I take this test down... just maybe!

Much love,